It's Ashburton and carnival time has come!
After visiting Seale Hayne, we found ourselves here, on Saturday!
We are creatures of habit and always make for The Exeter Inn
for a pint and a snack lunch!
The Exeter Inn is run by an ex Torquay United footballer who
is regarded as a hero by many Torquay fans!
Back in 1987 , Jim McNicol was playing in a crucial
last match of the season 'relegation decider'.
Poor chap was near the sideline when all of a sudden
he was bitten by a police dog, called Bryn!
This stoppage in the match then gave Torquay
precious, extra minutes to regroup, get their act together
and score... thus avoiding relegation, out of the football league!
I know all that... as I was there! ;-)
I think Jim would rather forget the pain that day although
it was far more painful watching the match, to be honest!
But then, it always is watching Torquay...or nearly always!
Back to Ashburton... it has a lot to offer...
'Miss Shabby Chick' , as you know, is a very good friend of mine.
She has taken some space in Sarah's 'Vintage Emporium'
and is selling some of her wares there as well as continuing
her stall at Totnes market, on Fridays.
Sarah's shop is looking especially good at the moment!
And Sarah is now serving tea and coffee..so you get to sit at a
delightful table whilst the goodies ooze at you from every direction!!
That done, our Saturday was still not quite over
as I had promised Amanda that I would look in on her
and her stall at a local village fete!
And so...off we go again!